Social Security


If you are unable to work due to a disability, we will fight to get the disability benefits you are entitled to receive.

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Family Law / Divorce


Our legal counsel is continuously supportive of your changing legal needs, and we are open to finding the right scenario for your separation.

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Criminal Defense


No other Sevierville criminal defense offers an attorney with both practical and intellectual experience.

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&Personal Injury


Accidents happen. Someone is responsible. Call us before you talk with the Insurance.

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Experienced and Aggressive Lawyers with proven plan for success

Burton & McKinnish, PLLC practices civil & criminal law. We provide quality legal representation and dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of legal resolutions that honor the well-being and best interests of our clients.

We provide advice for clients in need of caring and understanding legal guidance.  Burton & McKinnish will guide you through your legal issues.

 

 

Social Security Disability 

Our law firm offers the type of service, hard work, and loyalty that strives to produce positive results in a difficult situation. Let us help you confront and overcome the challenges in your life with an intelligent and thoughtfully analyzed legal strategy.

Family Law

Turn to Burton & McKinnish, PLLC when you need sophisticated divorce help in for complicated problems. We focus our family law practice on divorce and divorce-related issues:

 

Criminal Defense

Criminal laws can be daunting, confusing and extensive however; a competent criminal defense lawyer makes a big difference in your ability to present a strong, and effective criminal defense.

 

Choose an outstanding lawyer

Burton & McKinnish, PLLC advise people to consider the old adage do not be penny wise and dollar foolish when choosing legal counsel. Consider what is at stake, and look for a lawyer capable of implementing a legal strategy that works to solve your present legal hurdles while evaluating your future needs and goals.

We believe in doing things right the first time. Our firm provides thorough and detailed representation in each one of our practice areas:

    • Comprehensive legal analysis
    • Expert evidence analysis by a former College Professor of Evidence Law
    • 'State of the Art' electronic case-management system
    • Case review by a former police officer
    • Extensive on-site legal library
    • Aggressive legal strategies

We measure success by our ability to meet client expectations and make a positive and lasting impact. Burton McKinnish, PLLC focuses on the uniqueness of each client to achieve positive results rather than taking a one size fits all approach.

 

Available & Accommodating Attorneys

Our firm realizes that legal problems typically arise when you least expect them, so we have made it a part of our business model to be available to clients when they need us most:

    • Call us anytime—we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
    • Night, evening, and weekend appointments available
    • Consultations available in multiple locations across Tennessee

We make legal consultations an easy and straight-forward process for the people of Tennessee.

We invite you to call our office to discuss legal problems with understanding and caring professionals.

Our firm offers free initial consultations and convenient credit card payments.

Call toll free (888) 774-5515 for an attorney focusing in Divorce Help, DUI, and Social Security in Sevier, Knox, Anderson and surrounding counties.

Recent Blog Posts  

  • 26Feb
    Do I need a Divorce Attorney?

    Do I need a Divorce Attorney?

    by Jennifer McKinnish  Comments (0)
    In 2017, information is at our fingertips.  A potential client can google divorce forms and pull-up a phonebook of forms to attempt to draft and file divorce pleadings on their own.  The question comes up...
  • 29Jan
    Top Ten Things No To Do In A Divorce

    Top Ten Things No To Do In A Divorce

    by Jennifer McKinnish  Comments (0)
    Do not believe everything you read on the internet. Believe that your divorce is “just like your friend’s divorce.” Just like marriage and children –no two are alike. Belittle your spouse to your children. No...
    22Jan
    Top Ten Things To Do In A Divorce

    Top Ten Things To Do In A Divorce

    by Jennifer McKinnish  Comments (0)
    Keep a list of questions you have for your attorney and communicate them succinctly and at One (1) time; Provide your most recent paystub, most recent income tax filing, and a copy of your monthly...
  • 15Jan
    Miserable Company

    Miserable Company

    by Jennifer McKinnish  Comments (0)
    Being a self-employed attorney sucks most days.  You have more to do than you can say grace over and no matter how hard you work you are never, repeat never caught up much less ahead. ...
    6Oct
    Practice Tip: What does the Judge see?

    Practice Tip: What does the Judge see?

    by Ben Burton  Comments (0)
    Something interesting happened to me in one of my Social Security hearings this morning.  First, a little background in Social Security hearing procedures for those who are unfamiliar with how the Social Security Administration prepares...
  • 11Sep
    The Importance of Identifying past Relevant Work

    The Importance of Identifying past Relevant Work

    by Ben Burton  Comments (0)
    Our firm recently was successful in U.S. District Court on a Social Security case where the Social Security judge misidentified the claimant’s past relevant work. In Social Security disability cases the burden is on the...
    31Aug
    The Effect Of Previous Social Security Denials

    The Effect Of Previous Social Security Denials

    by Ben Burton  Comments (0)
    There was an interesting case out of Michigan last week that could potentially affect Social Security disability applicants in Tennessee. The case is Blankenship vs. Commissioner of Social Security. Blankenship applied for disability in 2002...

 

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